Tuition & Fees

Trinity College Dublin

Tuition at Trinity College Dublin is billed annually and tuition and fees are determined based on a number of factors, including EU fee status and home faculty. Tuition costs for the Dual BA at Trinity are determined by the Program pathway in which you enroll. Dual BA students are liable for the same tuition cost as non-Dual students on the Trinity degree.

Please visit the Trinity website for more details about tuition liability for years one and two of the Dual BA Program.

EU Tuition Fees Eligibility

Holders of EU passports who are not ordinarily residents* of the EU are subject to overseas (i.e. non-EU) tuition fees. A student who meets any of the following conditions may request to be assessed for EU fee status.

*Ordinarily resident means being resident in the EU/EEA/Swiss Confederation for a minimum of 183 days in any one calendar year for a minimum of 3 of the last 5 years.

(a) For all applicants aged under 23 on September 1st of the year of entry to a program:

  • Parent(s) must have been resident as tax-payer(s) (i.e. principal residence for the purpose of taxation) in the EU for three of the five years prior to commencing the program AND
  • Applicant/student must have been ordinarily resident in the EU/EEA/Swiss Confederation for three of the five years prior to commencing a program

(b) For all applicants aged 23 or over on September 1st of the year of entry to a program:

  • Applicants over 23 are considered independent, mature applicants. The applicant/student must have been resident as a tax-payer (that is – principal residence for the purpose of taxation) in the EU/EEA/Swiss Confederation for three of the five years prior to commencing the program

(c) Students educated for 5 years in primary or secondary school in the EU/EEA/Swiss Confederation can be assessed for EU fees

A student who is eligible for EU fees must apply via the Central Applications Office (CAO).

Note: Any period of residence as a student or a holder of a student visa will not be included in the assessment of years of residence.

Columbia University School of General Studies

All students at the Columbia University School of General Studies are charged tuition on a per-point basis. The approximate average annual cost of full-time attendance at the University for the 2018-2019 academic year is as follows:

Tuition for a 30-point program: $54,660
Tuition per point: $1,822
Estimated Living (room and board) and personal expenses (books, local commuting costs, and miscellaneous expenses): $24,170

Visit the GS website for more information about tuition, fees, and living expenses, including a tuition and fees chart and a cost of attendance calculator.